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Only 7.15% Online RTI Applications Filed By Women In 8 Years: Right To Information Request Reveals

Nov 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Replying to an RTI query, the personnel ministry said that a total of 1,59,107 applications were filed under the Right to Information Act between April 22, 2013 and November 12, 2021. Only 11,376 by women.

Wanted Criminal Vinod Yadav Killed In An Encounter With Police In Uttar Pradesh

Apr 28, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Eighty-two criminal cases were registered against Vinod Yadav.

SC Pulls Up Centre For Not Filing Reply On Jairam Ramesh’s Plea Against Amended RTI Act

On January 31, 2020; the top court had sought the Centre's response on Ramesh's plea, which said that the RTI (Amendment) Act, 2019 "collectively violate" the fundamental right to information of all citizens which is guaranteed under the Constitution.

Money Under PM-KISAN Scheme Going In 'Wrong Hands', RTI Data Reveals

Jan 10, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The government disbursed Rs 1,364 Cr to over 20 lakh undeserving beneficiaries under the ambitious scheme, data shows

HC Asks I&B Ministry To Probe Display Of RTI Activists' Details On Website

The order directed the Ministry to look into the enclosure of personal details of RTI activists on its website.

06 February, 2020

Air India Has To Recover Over Rs 822 Crore For Providing VVIP Charter Flights: RTI


In a RTI response, Air India also said an additional Rs 9.67 crore towards evacuation operations and Rs 12.65 crore towards ferrying foreign dignitaries were also pending.

21 January, 2020

Home Ministry Confirms It Has No Information On ‘Tukde Tukde’ Gang, Activist To Explore Legal Options

Preetha Nair

RTI activist says Amit Shah and Home Ministry are contradicting each other and he will take the matter to the EC.

13 November, 2019

CJI To Fall Under RTI: Credibility, Confidence And Accountability Restored

Jyotika Sood

Reading out the majority decision, Justice Khanna said: 'Judicial independence and accountability go hand in hand.'

27 July, 2019

'Government Murders RTI': Rahul Gandhi After Parliament Clears Amendment To RTI Act

Outlook Web Bureau

Parliament approved the amendment to the RTI Act, with Rajya Sabha on Thursday passing it after negating an Opposition sponsored motion to send it to a House committee for greater scrutiny.

27 July, 2019

TMC MP Derek O'Brien Summoned By CBI In Saradha Scam Probe

Outlook Web Bureau

The Rajya Sabha MP, who is also a spokesperson of West Bengal's ruling party, has been asked to appear before a CBI team in the first week of August, they said.

26 July, 2019

PM Modi Taking Revenge For His Embarrassments By Amending RTI: Jiaram Ramesh

Outlook Web Bureau

The Prime Minister is 'taking revenge' for the disclosure in five cases directed under it which includes disclosure of demonetisation and regarding his educational qualifications, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.


24 July, 2019

Opinion: By Amending RTI Act, Govt Is Attempting To Subvert People's Power

Aruna Roy

RTI remains the only credible means left in our polity today to access the facts within government functioning, and therefore, come closer to the truth, write Aruna Roy and Rakshita Swamy.

22 July, 2019

Lok Sabha Passes RTI Amendment Bill; 'Dark Day For Democracy,' Says Opposition

Outlook Web Bureau

A bill proposing to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday

09 July, 2019

Nari Tu Narayani: Why Ministries Fail To Live Up To This Spirit?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

RTI queries reveal that all government departments, except one, have failed to furnish a monthly report to the Ministry of Women and Child Development on the status of sexual harassment cases.

05 July, 2019

Budget 2019: Over 38% Cut In Funds For RTI Propagation

Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 5.5 crore for the 'CIC and RTI' as compared to Rs 9 crore allocated in the Budget for 2018-19, a dip of Rs 3.5 crore or about 38.8 per cent.

28 June, 2019

IAS Officer Accused Of Spending Rs 70 Lakh On Renovation Of Her Residential Quarter In Rourkela, She Says 'It's A Lie'

Charupadma Pati

Details of the renovation work and the expenditure incurred were brought in public domain after Rourkela Development Authority's reply to an application filed by RTI activist Rasmi Ranjan Padhi.

24 June, 2019

BMC Declares Devendra Fadnavis' Bungalow As Defaulter, 18 Ministers Also Named

Outlook Web Bureau

Apart from chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, names of 18 Maharashtra ministers are also in the list of defaulters, as they are yet to clear their water bill dues.


04 June, 2019

MHA Declines To Share Details On Notice To Rahul Gandhi Over Complaint Questioning His Citizenship

Outlook Web Bureau

In April, the Home Ministry served a notice to Gandhi, asking him to clarify within a fortnight his ‘factual position’ on a complaint by BJP's Rajya Sabha MP, Subramanian Swamy questioning his citizenship status.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong during their women's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

A disabled girl walks through a corridor at a school run by the Association of People with Disability in Bengaluru.

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A group of physically challenged people stage a protest on the 'International Day of Disabled Persons' in Srinagar.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers issue at AICC HQ in New Delhi.

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Workers prepare beds inside a special COVID-19 ward to treat persons infected with the Omicron variant, at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai.

PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar

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